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The gothic sublime

Mishra, V. (2010) The gothic sublime. In: Morley, S., (ed.) The Sublime: Documents of Contemporary Arts. Whitechapel Gallery, London, England, pp. 151-157.

Abstract

In a world where technology, spectacle and excess seem to eclipse former concepts of nature, the individual and society, what might be the characteristics of a contemporary sublime? If there is any consensus it is in the notion that the sublime represents a taking to the limits, to the point at which fixities begin to fragment. This anthology examines how ideas of the sublime are explored in the work of contemporary artists and theorists, in relation to the unpresentable, transcendence, terror, nature, technology, the uncanny and altered states.

Publication Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Publisher: Whitechapel Gallery
Publishers Website: http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/shop/product/cat...
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/13390
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